Callis Communications and Dean Parker Named as Finalists in 2012 American Business Awards

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Award Recognizes Continued Growth, Exceptional Leadership, and Remarkable Achievements

Callis Communications the leading provider of unified communications solutions for key business markets across the Southeast U.S., today was announced as a Finalist in the “Company of the Year” category; and Dean Parker, President and CEO of Callis Communications, was named a Finalist as “Executive of the Year” in the 2012 American Business Awards.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Management Team of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, and Executive of the Year, among others. Finalists were chosen by more than 140 business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Accordingly, Dean Parker has been nominated as a finalist for the Executive of the Year, while Callis Communications has been nominated in the Company of the Year category for the Telecommunications industry.

“It is truly an honor to be selected as a finalist in both the Executive of the Year and Company of the Year categories for the 2012 American Business Awards,” said Dean Parker. “The nomination is a true reflection of the outstanding work, dedication, and leadership of all of our team members and our passion to serve our customers. We are extremely blessed and appreciative of the award recognition.”

Callis was the first communications company to build and use a next generation IP network for all communications and has collectively received local, industry, and national recognition for its many accomplishments. For its fourth consecutive year, Callis has been awarded as one of the fastest growing unified/cloud communications companies on the Inc. 500|5000 list. Additionally, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce awarded Callis as the 2011 Small Business of the Year. Today, Callis is proudly serving over 500 customers throughout the Southeast U.S., providing them best-in-class unified communications solutions.

The American Business Awards will be presented at the tech awards event on Monday, September 17 in San Francisco. Specialized judging committees will determine Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place May 14 - 25. All finalists will be awarded a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.

About Callis Communications

Callis Communications is a leading provider of cloud communications solutions for key business markets across the Southeast U.S. Callis offers cloud-based telephony, hosted PBX, data, security, email and collaboration services, all backed by a highly reliable and redundant network. With its unified communications services, Callis provides customers with one vendor to fulfill all of their communications and customer support needs. Callis provides an innovative 5-1-1-customer concierge service for 24x7 customer support while also offering services with no capital expenditure. Callis is proudly serving over 500 customers throughout the Gulf Coast region, providing them the best-in-class cloud communications solutions. For its fourth consecutive year, Callis Communications has been awarded as one of the fastest growing unified/cloud communications companies on the Inc. 500|5000 list. Additionally, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce awarded Callis as the 2011 Small Business of the Year. Callis was the first communications company to build and use a next generation IP network for all communications and is also a founding member of the Cloud Communications Alliance. Founded in 1999, Callis is headquartered in Mobile, AL. For more information, please visit http://www.mycallis.com.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at http://www.stevieawards.com.

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